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Installing ZENworks Linux Management

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This chapter provides a walk-through on getting all the components of ZENworks Linux Management working in your environment. You always need to install a ZENworks primary server first, and then you can install agent components and secondary servers in any order you desire.

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This chapter provides a walk-through on getting all the components of ZENworks Linux Management working in your environment. You always need to install a ZENworks primary server first, and then you can install agent components and secondary servers in any order you desire.

Preparing the Server

In this step, you set up and prepare a server to host the ZLM server components. This server has similar requirements to a web or database server, and must be set up according to the following guidelines:

  • A dedicated server running SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 SP1 (SLES 9 SP1). It is recommended that you perform a new installation of SLES 9 with at least the default graphical base system. This system must not have any previous version of ZENworks Linux Management or Red Carpet installed.

  • This server must be able to resolve client hostnames using some method (DNS, /etc/hosts/, and so on). A fully qualified domain name entry for each managed device in /etc/hosts should be sufficient for a test environment.

  • A static IP address must be used when configuring the network on this server. You might encounter problems with the datastore configuration if the IP address is obtained from a DHCP server.

  • No service should be running on port 80. If Apache is running on your server (or any other service binding to port 80), stop this service before installing ZENworks. Apache can be stopped with the following command: /etc/init.d/apache2 stop.

After you have completed this server configuration, you are ready to install ZENworks Linux Management.

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